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Submitted by Mister_V 504d ago | news

Call of Duty: Ghosts Pre-Orders ‘Well Below’ Black Ops 2, Activision Preps for Increased Competition

MP1st - Heading into the next console generation with their flagship first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Ghosts, publisher Activision is ramping up sales and marketing investments in order to keep up with the increasing competition from titles like Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 4 and is preparing for a shaky console transition. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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thekhurg  +   504d ago
This is good news. Maybe they'll finally make this series better.
Marz  +   504d ago
it's sad that this is good news. They really need to up their game and innovate. Ghosts is looking to be the weakest next-gen title.
abzdine  +   504d ago
Fish in COD: Ghost has best AI ever! They move while you swim :D
ROFL
AngelicIceDiamond  +   503d ago
he announced. “However, our quantitative consumer research indicates that hesitation among past COD pre-orderers is primarily due to not knowing which platform they will be playing on, which is natural at this time in the console transition.”

Its funny how he blames it on next gen coming out. If that's the case then GTA V should be "well below" GTA IV's pre-orders as well.

Since a console transition is happening soon.

Sorry, I don't think a choosing between next and current gen version of the game is the main problem here.
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dark-hollow  +   504d ago
Well now they have major potential threats not from battlefield only, but from games like destiny and Titanfall.
Pixel_Enemy  +   504d ago
and Killzone
Dirtnapstor  +   503d ago
If they were to drop the "Call of Duty" tag, I'm thinking many more would be interested in Ghosts as a game unto itself rather than another COD...?

Killzone will mop up! I'm pumped for it!
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MWong  +   504d ago
@ thekhurg
I think everybody is happy to hear this for 1 reason or another. To me it means IF & TreyArch will create a new engine and put more work into the next COD installment.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   504d ago
This is great news, maybe it can finally give more attention to games that deserve it and maybe cod can just go away for a little bit.

Hey a man can dream.
corvusmd  +   504d ago
This may also have to do with the fact that there is a new console release right around that time, and people may not be pre-ordering yet cause they aren't sure which system yet....
Cam977  +   504d ago
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dcj0524  +   504d ago
Good.
Never understood why people kept buying.
kingmushroom  +   504d ago
Multiplayer.

but BF4 is coming so bye bye Cod
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detroitmademe  +   504d ago
i dont see cod falling off this go- around, especially with next- gen right around the corner. the casuals r probably gonna eat the next- gen COD ghost up, hopefully next gen will be a more balanced playing field as far as sales goes.
Bonerboy  +   504d ago
I wonder if lower pre-orders have as much to do with BF4 as much as with fans who are simply tired of being spoon-fed this series year, after year, after year with very little effort to offer much in the way of genuine innovation.

I'd love to see this series do something else thats more interesting, what that might be is beyond me, thats their job to figure out. Go back to visit some other conflict, Korea, Vietnam, or WWII again, good lord man, anything. Christ, I'd rather struggle with a bolt action and bayonet from WWI than plod through another bullet-spray-snore-fest that "modern warfare" has devolved into. Its just an old, tired, matted and rashy dog thats had its many 'days in the sun' and should finally be euthanized.
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shivvy24  +   504d ago
Man I would love a next gen ww2 game ! I hope they improve their graphics and choose a better art style ! I liked resistance 3 art style
ZBlacktt  +   504d ago
People want to buy it used is why. Now that they can....
Bonerboy  +   504d ago
Good point! ...and Im sure the 'soon to be available' second hand copies of this will need more than a few shelves worth of space.
ZBlacktt  +   504d ago
Yeah, I just don't see $60 a pop then all the cost of DLC for the very same playing game. Just a different map area.
staticdash22  +   504d ago
Yes! Guerrilla Games, you hear this? A wonderful opportunity at Gamescom to impress!

Lol anyway, its gonna be a TEAM effort to kill COD successfully. We need Battlefield, Killzone, Titanfall & others like Wolfenstein to knock that Cancer off its perch.
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shivvy24  +   504d ago
Add Destiny
LiarasBoobs  +   504d ago
I won't buy another call of duty game until they freshen up the series with something new and innovative.
_FantasmA_  +   504d ago
LOL that won't happen for a while. There is so much potential for Zombies mode. They should consult the guys who helped build multiplayer in Gears 1-3, Killzone 2, Counter Strike, and The Last of Us (haven't played but heard its good).
Thirty3Three  +   503d ago
A dog.
Brix90  +   504d ago
There's so many FPS games coming that idk which one to get I'm already getting Ghost but with so many others I might just buy them all but Destiny is a definite on my list an I'm getting Titanfall too but for 360 since I'm buying a PS4.
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   503d ago
I think this is a sign that ppl are starting to get tire of COD
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csreynolds  +   503d ago
This is great news. Maybe it'll encourage IW/Treyarch to up their game (pun intended). DICE is waiting...
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